Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly by Adrian McKinty

I absolutely love the Sean Duffy series by Adrian McKinty and was delighted to find the 6th book in the series as an e-book from my local library. Sean Duffy is a police detective based in Carrickfergus in Northern and is a rare breed in that he is a Catholic officer in a predominately Protestant force. He is rebellious and irreverent and funny. I think he would translate very well to a TV series (any chance BBC NI?)

In this novel is is investigating the murder of a local drug dealer and has somewhat mellowed now he has a partner an a young child. He still gets into many dangerous scrapes but again an excellent story which I loved.

 

 

 

 

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

A travel journalist gets the rare opportunity to go on a trip – an all expenses paid trip on a luxury cruise to see the Northern Lights – sounds absolutely heavenly but ended up as a nightmare when she thinks she witnesses a crime on board. What follows is truly terrifying for her and the story was thrilling.

I just finished this novel last night. I read until 2am which was ridiculous because I can’t have long lie ins with an energetic son who gets up early but as my oh was getting up early today I thought I would live dangerously and finish the book. I had read The Handmaid’s Tale prior to this so I wanted to read something light and easy. This did the job – it was easy to read and the story ran smoothly and was engaging. I was quite surprised by the ending as I hadn’t guessed who ‘did it’ as it were. I don’t read a lot of thrillers but I enjoyed this. Worth a read.